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Pick-up locationZanzibar
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Rental locations35
Airport locations16

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Zanzibar

  • Car rentals in Zanzibar feature cars that provide numerous benefits over relying on public transit. A rental car will allow you to conveniently visit Zanzibar's attractions without being limited by bus schedules or routes. Some of Zanzibar's attractions include the Old Fort, Changuu Island, and Kendwa Beach. In addition, a rental car offers convenience, particularly when it comes to carrying luggage since you will have ample space to comfortably transport the luggage. Buses, on the other hand, can be crowded and may not always accommodate bulky items or multiple bags. Furthermore, a rental car offers more comfort and privacy, allowing you to enjoy your trip in a more personalized and relaxed manner. With a rental car, you'll also be able to access Zanzibar's remote areas, which may not be reachable by bus.
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the main international airport serving Zanzibar and its metropolitan areas. When flying to Zanzibar, your destination airport will be ZNZ. Several Zanzibar car rental desks are conveniently located inside the terminal when you arrive at ZNZ, and the available trained staff will walk you through the rental process. These desks are easily accessible and are usually situated near the baggage claim area. Car rentals in Zanzibar offer a diverse selection of cars to cater to your various preferences and budgets.
  • The roads on Zanzibar Island vary greatly, ranging from well-maintained highways to narrow, winding village routes. As you drive through the island's major thoroughfares in your vehicle from car rentals in Zanzibar, you'll experience diverse traffic conditions, with major roads featuring crowded traffic. Alongside local buses, dala-dalas (minibus taxis), and motorcycles, you'll find pedestrians, bicycles, and even the occasional livestock sharing the road. You should have a heightened level of attention and patience to adapt to the region's driving style, which may seem chaotic at first glance.
  • When driving a rental car in Zanzibar, you experience traffic congestion during peak hours. Generally, rush hour in Zanzibar occurs in the mornings between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as locals travel to work and students head to school. The evening rush hour usually starts around 4:30 pm and lasts until 6:30 pm as people head back home after their workday. During these hours, the main thoroughfares and intersections feature traffic congestion with slower-moving vehicles. To avoid rush-hour traffic, plan your travel routes in advance and consider alternative local routes to avoid the busiest areas.
  • Book your rental car in Zanzibar at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Zanzibar are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Zanzibar

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Zanzibar?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Zanzibar. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Zanzibar?

    The average gas price in Zanzibar is C$ 6.63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 80 and C$ 106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Zanzibar?

    Mini (Suzuki Alto or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Zanzibar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Zanzibar?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Zanzibar?

    A Mini car rental in Zanzibar costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Zanzibar?

    A Full Size car rental in Zanzibar costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Zanzibar?

    An Economy car rental in Zanzibar costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar's urban areas can be congested, so a car that maneuvers easily and has good visibility is advantageous. Additionally, a vehicle with sufficient ground clearance can handle Zanzibar's unpaved roads or uneven surfaces outside urban areas. Therefore, a compact car or a compact SUV is generally suitable due to the island's narrow roads, tight parking spaces, and occasional rough sections.

  • What is the speed limit in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar's urban and residential roads feature speed limits of 30 to 50 km/h (around 25 to 31 mph). On the island's highways, the speed limit ranges from around 80 to 100 km/h (50 to 62 mph). You should pay attention to any posted signs indicating a specific speed limit since the speed limits may vary based on the road.

  • Where are the best places to park in Zanzibar?

    In Zanzibar, you'll find one of the best places to park at Stone Town. The town's narrow streets feature designated parking spots available near common landmarks, including Forodhani Gardens and the House of Wonders. The majority of parking areas usually charge around 500 TZS (around 0.22 USD) per hour. Some parking lots may have a fixed daily rate of around 3,000–5,000 TZS (around 1.30–2.20 USD).  

Zanzibar car rental reviews and directory

NU Car

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Mkunazini

+255 778 671 531

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1First Car Rental

8.9

Very good

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Petro Fuel Station, Adjacent to Muzzammil, Zanzibar

+255 784 780 644

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Autounion Car Rental

8.0

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 783 447 239

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Malindi Rd

+255 783 447 239

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Malindi St, Zanzibar

+255 783 447 239

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Alma Car Hire

6.7

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 765 447 879

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Zanzibar City Delivery

+255 765 447 879

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Zanzibar Ferry Terminal

+255 765 447 879

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keddy by Europcar

6.1

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Ground Floor A11 Muzamil Center Mlandege

+255 679 178 258

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Hertz

6.0

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Shangani Street

+255 785 801 348

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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Zanzibar Intl Airport

+255 785 801 348

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Europcar

5.6

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Abeid Amani Karume

+255 679 178 258

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Ground Floor A11 Muzamil Center

+255 679 178 258

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

4.6

Mediocre

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Kisauni Road

+255 774 480 775

Monday00:00 - 23:50
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Zanzibar City

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Zanzibar Ferry Terminal, Malindi Road

+255 774 480 775

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Zanzibar Stone Town Delivery

+255 774 480 775

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GREEN MOTION

4.2

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Kisauni Road

+255 778 671 531

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Zanzibar Ferry Terminal, Malindi Rd

+255 778 856 362

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OtoQ Car Rental

2.7

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Kisauni Road

+255 766 654 312

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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FlexWays

2.0

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+54 11 5263 0917

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Mkunazini St, Zanzibar 3651, Tanzania

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Petro Fuel Station Adjacent To Muzammil Centre

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Karibu Kwetu Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 763 008 142

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Forodhani Park - Zanzibar Downtown

+255 777 432 440

Monday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
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Thursday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00
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Old Dispencary House, Zanzibar Ferry Port

+255 777 432 440

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Seaport Terminal

+255 620 226 002

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Malindi St, Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Hotel Delivery

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Sunnycars

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Malindi St. Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Airport

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AbbyCar Car Rentals

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. P.O. Box 1981. Zanzibar. Tanzania

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Cargini

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Zanzibar International Airport

+255 711 326 587

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Zanzibar International Airport

+255 711 326 587

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One traveller who rented a car in Zanzibar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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